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VA, American Heart Association combine to ‘Go Red For Women’
The American Heart Association has entered into a formal agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to raise awareness of heart disease and strokes among women veterans and service members, and wives of veterans and service members. This collaboration bolsters the VA’s ongoing efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease and remains an important issue for women veterans that needs to be addressed.
VETERANS' CORNER: VA streamlines medallion requests for deceased vets
The process for families of deceased veterans to receive a medallion that can be affixed to grave markers at private cemeteries and indicates the veteran status of the deceased has been streamlined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. A new form streamlines the ordering process, making it easier for families to order the medallions.
VA works to end veteran homelessness
The VA has announced a partnership with the “100,000 Homes” campaign and its 117 participating communities to help find permanent housing for 10,000 vulnerable and chronically homeless veterans this year.
‘Telehealth’ no longer requires VA co-pay
The Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer charge veterans a co-payment when they receive care in their homes from VA health professionals using video conferencing. Eliminating the co-payment for this service will remove an necessary financial burden for veterans.
A day for remembering
This Memorial Day, May 28, one of our most revered holidays, we all pause to reflect upon the principles that have made our nation great. We remember the true cost of freedom and to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect it.
New program promotes vet-owned businesses
A recent press release from the Texas Veterans Commission announced the creation of the “Texas Veteran Entrepreneur and Business Department Program.”
VETERANS CORNER: White House moves to protect vets from some for-profit schools tactics
Military and veteran students have increasingly become the target of deceptive recruiting practices by for-profit schools since the post-9/11 GI Bill became law April 27.
VA adds hundreds to mental health staff
The overwhelming cases of traumatic brain injury has caused the Department of Veterans Affairs to re-evaluate its mental health operations.
VA deploys efforts to speed up benefits delivery
Concerns of late about the backlog of veterans claims processing was eased this week with the Veteran Administration’s announcement of the national deployment of claims transformation initiatives to 12 regional offices in the remaining months of fiscal year 2012 to improve benefits delivery to veterans, families and their survivors.
Some veteran retirees could feel financial hit
TRICARE Prime fee increases, limited access to military treatment facilities, and fewer civilian care providers are likely to be an issue in this year and beyond.
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